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to have potentially serious consequences for israel. obviously, palestine is not a state in the customary international law. this is purely political decision. it caps 20 years of efforts by the palestinians to reach this point because it will give them an advantage in their negotiations with israel. they will use it to try and achieve that advantage and exceeding the treaties they will then use against israel and try to coax more money out of the u.n. system and the donor community and a variety of other ways. >>neil: you don't buy the argument pushing for statehood that when they have their own country the violence stops? >>guest: i remember 30 years ago in the reagan administration i heard a retired foreign service officer say just give them a piece of ground they can put a flag in and everything will be fine. well, they have ground with flags this them and it is still not resolved. the point is not the boundaries of a palestinian state and where they might be drawn in gaza or the west bank but the issue is what kind of state is going to be on the other side of the boundaries and we kn
and the veterans came as far away as alaska. we had veterans on the ground from norway, and israel, too. >>neil: no one knows better a crisis situation and how to feel with logistics, i don't want on get into the problems we have seen associated with fema but what do you do to avoid and of the administration nonsense and delays and bogged down type of relief efforts you hear a lot about. how do you avoid that? folks tell me you do, it is like action, action, action. >>guest: we are focused at community level and we deploy reconnaissance team after a disaster the day after hurricane sandy hit, i had a marine and army veterans on the ground and in the areas of the rockaways and they were doing a need assessment which was relayed to headquarters and we activated the teams. >>neil: and jut working with the local community we forget that, we want to nationalize a crisis and then it gets really bogged down, what have you learned just helping as you have? >>guest: well, you learn how resilient the community is, and we have plugged ourselves directly into the harbor area and we are working directly lon
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